I am in love with 2014 already. As I turn my calendar to a fresh new page, I am grateful for new beginnings, second chances, and an opportunity to evaluate my life in 2013 and intentionally focus on making changes in 2014.
One of my new years goals is to find more rest in the midst of a busy world.
Living well in this modern world is a challenge. The pace of life, along with the new front porch of social media, has changed the landscape of our lives. Women have been told for far too long that being on the go and accumulating more things will make their lives full. As a result, we grasp for the wrong things in life and come up empty.
As moms, wives, homemakers, co-workers, sisters, friends and daughters – we women can grow weary trying to do it all.
Jesus says “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” ~Matthew 11:28
Sometimes when I click around on the blog-o-sphere or on pinterest and twitter and facebook and instagram –I start to feel like my ideals and expectations for my family life rise –then reality hits and it all comes crashing down. Life is not pinterest pretty. It is hard and sweet and good and messy and funny and sad and just a big mixed bag!
But then I go to God’s word and open it and there I find rest as I gulp down a huge glass of living water –and it is through the principles of God’s word that I learn to be a woman — who is living well. And there I find rest like no social media can give.
God did not make us to be cookie-cutter women. We are not replicas of each other. We all have different husbands and different children and different circumstances and different talents and different trials that we are in.
I believe a strong Godly home can look 1,000 different ways because God made us each unique.
But God has given us principles for our walk with Him, our marriages, our parenting and our homemaking that we all can follow in our own unique way.
Are you searching for more rest within the four walls of your home? Are you wondering what principles you could be applying from God’s word that would bring more joy? Do you find it hard to hear God’s voice amongst the clamor of this world?
The voice of the Lord is powerful – he speaks as the King of Kings! He is worthy of us intentionally blocking out the worlds noise and tuning into his voice. He loves us and longs to speak to us.
As we begin this new series on Good Morning Girls titled Intentionally Focused, I want to invite you to also join me on a journey toward being women living well through my newly released book titled Women Living Well: Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids and Your Home.
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I pray that in 2014, we would experience rest and joy in our hearts and homes.
Walk with the King,